Fishing Tips Blog Posts

Fishing for Red Drum

April 17th, 2019

Article and photo by Miles Altman, Bayrunner Fishing Charters Spring and fall are ideal times to reel in a bull reds in Lowcountry waters. Twenty-five feet below the surface, a marauding school of bull reds swept the sandy bottom in search of prey. Honing in on the smell of fresh-cut mullet, a large bull inhaled… Read More…

Wonderful Wood Storks

December 26th, 2018

By Kathleen McMenamin Vicars,  Master Naturalist Wood storks can be seen gracefully soaring over marshes or feeding in the shallows during low tide all over Hilton Head Island. These large wading birds are the only breeding species of storks found in the United States. This once-endangered species is currently making a great comeback along the Southeast… Read More…

The Gift Of Fishing

December 17th, 2018

A lifetime love of the sport passes through the generations. Article and photo by Captain Miles Altman, Bayrunner Fishing Charters ‘Tis the season and, as usual, I spend a lot of time contemplating gifts. I have long since figured out the favorite gift I’ve ever received: the time and effort of a few people who… Read More…

Fishing for Flounder

November 26th, 2018

A master of camouflage and ambush, the flounder is one of the oddest-looking fish that swims our local waters. Flat with both eyes on one side of its body, it has the capability of altering its coloration to match the bottom of the ocean floor where it lies in wait for its prey. Jaws full… Read More…

Saving the Planet One Oyster at a Time

October 30th, 2018

Oysters are wicked cool. If looked at in a superficial manner, one might think, “What’s the big deal?” They are immobile, lackluster in color and seem to only inspire emotion when debating as to whether they are an epicurean delicacy or a disgustingly slimy mouthful. You have to dig a little deeper to discover the… Read More…

Reeling In Big Reds

October 16th, 2018

Bull reds are plentiful in Lowcountry waters in October. Twenty-five feet below the surface, a marauding school of bull reds swept the sandy bottom in search of prey. Honing in on the smell of fresh-cut mullet, a large bull inhaled the chunk and, upon feeling the bite of the 8/0 circle hook, put his broad… Read More…

A Spanish Mackerel Adventure

August 8th, 2018

Article and photo by Miles Altman, Bayrunner Fishing Charters Casting a line for these roaming marauders offers unforgettable summer excitement. “I’ll be on Hilton Head next week and would like to charter you to do a little fishing,” Doyle Evans said in his thick Oklahoma drawl. Doyle and I had become friends years before, but… Read More…

The Battle of a lifetime

July 13th, 2018

An adventure off the coast of Hilton Head Island offers anglers the ultimate fish story. We were having fun at the nearshore reef, catching bluefish, summer trout and blackfish on light tackle when, all of a sudden, the small Fin Nor spinning reel– started screaming as line rapidly disappeared off the spool. It didn’t take… Read More…

Gulf Stream Magic

June 10th, 2018

Cobalt blue offshore waters offer exceptional fishing opportunities. From the very first time I gazed on the deep blue water of the Gulf Stream, I was in total awe. The richness and clarity of the cobalt blue was amazing, compared to the green and often muddy estuarine waters surrounding Hilton Head Island. This marine environment… Read More…

Red Drum Resurgence

May 8th, 2018

Bull Reds make a strong run in local waters this month. By Capt. Miles Altman, Bayrunner Fishing Charters Twenty-five feet below the surface, a marauding school of bull reds swept the sandy bottom in search of prey. Honing in on the smell of fresh-cut mullet, a large bull inhaled the chunk and, upon feeling the bite… Read More…